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TS-430S

The TS-430S all mode HF transceiver.


The TS-430S covers 1.8 - 30 MHz all-mode with 100 watts of r.f. output. 

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Specifications

 

Frequency range: TX: 10-160 m + WARC
RX: 0.15-30 MHz
Tuning steps: 10 / 100 Hz
1 MHz
Mode: AM/SSB/CW (FM option)
Channels/memory management: 8 regular (no 6 & 7 establishes upper and lower band search limits)
Lithium battery backup
Repeater shift/offset: No dedicated. Use VFO A/B split instead
Power supply: 12-16 VDC
Current drain/power consumption: RX: 1.2 A
TX: Max 20 A
Antenna impedance/connector: 50 ohms / SO-239
Dimensions (W*H*D): 270*96*275 mm (10.6*3.8*275")
Weight: 6.5 Kg (14.3 lbs)
Other features: IF shift, Notch filter, VOX
RECEIVER SECTION
Receiver system: Double conversion superheterodyne (AM/SSB/CW)
1st IF: 48.055 MHz
2nd IF: 8.83 MHz
Triple conversion superheterodyne (FM)
1st IF: 48.055 MHz
2nd IF: 8.83 MHz
3rd IF: 455 KHz
Sensitivity: AM (10 dB S/N)
0.15-0.5 MHz: 13 uV
0.5-1.8 MHz: 40 uV
1.8-30 MHz: 2.5 uV
FM (12 dB SINAD)
1.8-30 MHz: 0.7 uV
SSB/CW (10 dB S/N)
0.15-0.5 MHz: 1 uV
0.5-1.8 MHz: 4 uV
1.8-30 MHz: 0.25 uV 
Selectivity: AM: 6 KHz (-6 dB), 12 KHz (-60 dB)
FM: 15 KHz (-6 dB), 32 KHz (-60 dB)
SSB/CW: 2.4 KHz (-6 dB), 4.4 KHz (-60 dB) 
Image rejection: 70 dB
AF output power/speaker: 1.5 W at 10% distortion / 8 ohms
External speaker connector: 3.5 mm, 4-16 ohms
TRANSMITTER SECTION
RF output power: AM: ~40 W (60 W input)
FM: ~60 W (120 W input)
SSB: ~120 W PEP (250 W PEP input)
CW: ~100 W DC (200 W DC input) 
Modulation system: AM: Low level modulation (IF stage)
FM: Variable reactance direct shift
SSB: Balanced modulation 
Max FM deviation: 5 KHz
Spurious emissions: Less than -40 dB
Microphone impedance/connector: 500 ohms to 5 kohm / 8-pin
MISCELLANEOUS
Manufactured: Japan, 1983-198x (Discontinued)
Options/Accessories: AT-130 Antenna tuner, 10-80 m
AT-250 Automatic antenna tuner, 10-160 m
FM-430 FM unit
HC-10 Digital world clock
HS-5 Deluxe communications headphones
HS-6 Lightweight communications headphones
MB-430 Mobile mounting bracket
MC-60A Desk microphone
PS-430 Power supply, 13.8 VDC, 20 A (25% duty cycle)
SP-430 External speaker, 8 ohms
YK-88A 6 KHz AM filter
YK-88C 500 Hz CW filter
YK-88CN 270 Hz CW filter
YK-88SN  1.8 KHz SSB filter 

 

For further technical information see: http://www.g3ynh.info/commercial/TS430.html

RigPix: http://www.rigpix.com/kenwood/ts430s.htm

eHam product review: http://www.eham.net/reviews/detail/510

  

N4DA demonstrates the basics of how to adjust and repair some issues with the Kenwood TS-430S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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